Larry Page officially takes over as Google's CEO

As we reported back in January, Larry Page has taken over as CEO of Google, and the position is effective starting today. Eric Schmidt will remain on the payroll and will continue to be a strong leader for the company as chairman. His role is apparently not very well defined but PC Mag reports that, according to Schmidt, he will, “focus wherever I can add the greatest value: externally, on the deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership that are increasingly important given Google's global reach; and internally as an advisor to Larry and Sergey.

Page, one of Google’s co-founders, has always been a technologist at heart and that is one of the reasons that Schmidt was brought in as CEO early in the company’s history. Now that he is once again the CEO, will he still manage to the bottom line or will he instead focus more on the technology and how to improve the company’s offerings? If the stock market is any indication, investors may be worried about the transition: Google’s stock has declined 1.5% today.

While this move may not make investors happy, it will probably lead to more interesting and unique offerings from company and will hopefully reinforce their motto of, “Do no evil.

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ObiWanToby said,
Google was cool, until they reversed their stance on net neutrality.

Net neutrality is wonderful in certain circumstances, but it also gives companies more regulation, and will make them work for the lowest common denominator. Not to mention the government will have significantly more control over what we can and cannot see.

ObiWanToby said,
Google was cool, until they reversed their stance on net neutrality.

gawd I don't even know what net neutrality is anymore..... I remember back in the day all it meant was ISP's can't control content they are just a transit carrier..... now its like some huge political OMG NET NEUTRALITY SUZORZ BCUZ WZ CANT BLLZ UR FOR STUF (sorry had to...) and the carriers make it sound like its some invasion on your choices..... and the others make it sound like its hurting innovation... how in the world is neutrality hurting innovation?!

Reacon said,

Net neutrality is wonderful in certain circumstances, but it also gives companies more regulation, and will make them work for the lowest common denominator. Not to mention the government will have significantly more control over what we can and cannot see.

Alright..what is with you and the others who just keep hating on the government for the heck of it. People elect the government. Did you ****ing elect Google to be your Grand Booba? Google is a nobody in the bigger scheme of things. Google is not someone you want. You didn't ask for Google to exist. You asked for the government to exist. If you don't want one, start the anarchy then. If you want one, then elect a good one that supports what you believe in. It is as simple as it goes. Don't go around spreading bull **** like the government is the evil. You made it bad. Now only you can fix it. So don't be ****ing lazy and do something about it.

I would rather see the government have more control on things than any corporation.